Complete archive collection of music from the Mill Run Band spanning from 1992 to 1998. All music written and preformed by Michael Golembesky.
Mill Run Band — Pilot Meets Stars
Added May 10, 2007 by sun_fortune3
This album reminds me of the time in college when the whole crew and I gathered some 40s, some blunts and headed to Lizard’s Rock to watch the meteor shower. I believe a few of us even brought little hand drums. I was a bit too neurotic to not approach this whole ritual with a bit of cynicism. There is something a bit too — well adjusted — in being able to merely enjoy good friends, cheap beer and the magic of the outdoors and the universe at large without the slightest hint self-consciousness. What this album offers, unashamedly, is the music of these experiences.
This album is the product of one man’s efforts, Michael Golembesky. I feel like I used to know many people who I think he’s like. Sadly, I don’t know many people like him anymore. I wish I did.
I am hard pressed to describe what this album is like musically. I don’t think I’ve heard much like it, but my girlfriend says there are lots of mid-nineties rock albums that sound like it. I think she’s wrong. Golembesky presents 12 songs of Levittown, PA homegrown rock — with some nods to 60s psych and folk. Aside from a few tells of mid-nineties songwriting, recording and production, the album, at least melodically, seems to not be of any era.
He plays almost all the instruments himself and sings on most of the tracks. He is by no means a virtuoso on any one instrument. The drums are recorded almost obscenely thin. His instruments sound mid-range in terms of price. His vocals sound as if they were recorded underwater through three wind screens. I can almost visualize the eight track, knocked around mixing board and duct tape. But who cares?
This is a quietly inspiring and at times transcendent album. It is the work of an uniquely attuned individual coming from a place I’d like to visit. I’m far too neurotic to live there but I have been known to slip into this state every now and then when I think about a lovely girl I used to know.